Pictures at an Exhibition (1874)
Piano - SMP Level 8 (Early Advanced)
Piano Solo. Composed by Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky (1839-1881). Piano Large Works. Classical Period and Russian. Collection. With introductory text, illustrations and standard notation (does not include words to the songs). 1874. 56 pages. G. Schirmer #LB2007. Published by G. Schirmer (HL.50335140).
Item Number: HL.50335140
ISBN 0793538890. With introductory text, illustrations and standard notation (does not include words to the songs). Classical Period and Russian. 9x12 inches.
This favorite piano cycle was composed by Mussorgsky in about 3 weeks, and was inspired by the drawings and watercolors of a his friend, the painter Victor Hartmann. Many changes have been made to the score over the years but this edition presents the work as Mussorgsky originally composed it.
About SMP Level 8 (Early Advanced)
4 and 5-note chords spanning more than an octave. Intricate rhythms and melodies.
- The Gnome
- The Old Castle
- The Tuileries
- The Ox-Cart
- Ballet of the Chicks in their Shells
- Samuel Goldenberg and Schmuyle
- The Market Place in Limoges
- The Catacombs (Sepulcrum romanum, Con mortuis in lingua mortua)
- The Hut on Fowl's Legs
- The Great Gate of Kiev